Hey beautiful, yes you the one reading this (preferably a girl). How was class, really ? I bet it would be better if we sat with one another ?
Flirting, a innocent gesture. But what exactly is flirting ?
flirting present participle of flirt (Verb)
It seems the key component within flirting is “not being serious”, correct me if i am wrong. Lets take a look at two different perspective of flirting.
Simmel – said “the kind of sociability that epitomizes the duality between conformity and differentiation…” “alternates between consent and denial”. He seems to believe more in the definitions above as well as adding his own two cents by believing women usually control the flirting aspect. At the end to him flirting is nothing serious just a small gesture that is light and playful.
On the other hand Gilman believed flirtation was more serious then many believed. For example he uses women as an example and how they are taught how to use flirtation to their advantage for future benefits. To him flirtation is a rational tool with a goal in mind.
So what do you think about flirts in this century ? Who do you agree with and why ?
I know i lean more towards Gilman’s belief because these days everyone has a goal in their minds.